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Job Summary

If you enjoy abstracting complex cases, challenging work and a solid career path, then there has never been a better time to join the Cancer Registry Team at Michigan Medicine. The Cancer Registrars at Michigan Medicine are data information specialists, capturing the complete history, diagnosis, treatment and health status for every cancer patient treated at the Rogel Cancer Center.  Data collected by the Cancer Registry Team is a primary source to support research, understanding cancer incidence, mortality and treatment outcomes. 


As part of the Cancer Registry Team at Michigan Medicine, you can expect:

  • Ability to work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Chance to learn new and state of the art treatments
  • The chance to work closely with highly skilled and educated staff

Position Overview

  • Abstract all new cancer diagnoses and/or other reportable neoplasms within the cancer registry database according to established criteria from Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program (MCSP) and the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer (ACoS-CoC).
  • Perform casefinding and patient follow-up activities using established workflow
  • Work collaboratively with physicians and other clinical staff to obtain complete clinical information

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications

  • An Associate’s Degree with experience in all aspects of cancer registry operations and cancer program standards
  • Required – Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) from the National Cancer Registrar Association
  • RHIT or RHIA with CTR – preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a cancer registry

 Attributes/Skills Required


  • Analytical:  Can recognize key clinical information in patient records to obtain a complete, quality abstract.
  • Reliable:  A team player that is reliable day in and day out, can get the job done, meet deadlines and provide consistent quality work.
  • Adaptable:  Adapts to changing situations and doesn’t sit passively on the sideline.  Is flexible in whatever comes their way.
  • Confident:  Communicate honestly and clearly while respecting views and opinions of others on the team.  Must be comfortable working and making decisions independently.
  • Initiative:  Getting the work done is expected of team players, but prefer those that do more than asked, stepping outside their comfort zone to come up with creative ideas.
  • Commitment:  Develop positive work relationships with other team members and display a genuine passion and commitment toward their team.  Contribute to team success.
  • Problem solver:  Can deal with problems in a solutions-oriented manner. 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.